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 | **Location:​** | California, USA | | **Location:​** | California, USA |
  
-Connected with [[Blue Collar Records and [[A&S Records]]. Eventually evolved into [[Brainstorm Artists International]] and [[Innocent Media]].+Connected with [[Blue Collar Records]] and [[A&S Records]]. Eventually evolved into [[Brainstorm Artists International]] and [[Innocent Media]].
  
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 Maranatha'​s then-president,​ Chuck Fromm had decided to form a Marantha Music offshoot more focused on ministry and on those minstrels who wanted a vehicle to allow them to fulfill their calling without having to pursue a record deal with Maranatha or any other label. This was called the [[Ministry Resource Center]], or MRC. There were many resources made available, training, study, prayer, materials, networking, showcases. It was a kind of lower-budget,​ grass roots farm label too. There were only a handful of groups working with MRC that I remember and the only one that really comes to mind now is a group called [[Tamarack]] which had Rob Watson on keyboards (he has appeared on too many records to list, including //Broken Christmas//,​ and of course he is also one of the [[Swirling Eddies]]) and John Patitucci, the renowned bass player. They were kind of a jazz/fusion thing. I honestly don't remember who else was working with MRC at that time. Maranatha'​s then-president,​ Chuck Fromm had decided to form a Marantha Music offshoot more focused on ministry and on those minstrels who wanted a vehicle to allow them to fulfill their calling without having to pursue a record deal with Maranatha or any other label. This was called the [[Ministry Resource Center]], or MRC. There were many resources made available, training, study, prayer, materials, networking, showcases. It was a kind of lower-budget,​ grass roots farm label too. There were only a handful of groups working with MRC that I remember and the only one that really comes to mind now is a group called [[Tamarack]] which had Rob Watson on keyboards (he has appeared on too many records to list, including //Broken Christmas//,​ and of course he is also one of the [[Swirling Eddies]]) and John Patitucci, the renowned bass player. They were kind of a jazz/fusion thing. I honestly don't remember who else was working with MRC at that time.
  
-There was also another label Maranatha had started called Asaph & Sons, or [[A&S Records]]. ​ This was formed for artists with more edge than would have been allowable on a Maranatha release. The one artist I remember of course, is [[Leslie Phillips]] (later to go by Sam Phillips, wife of [[T-Bone Burnett]]). They also had some compilations called //Back to the Rock//, and I think we appeared on one of those, or we were at least supposed to have. But I get ahead of myself...+There was also another label Maranatha had started called Asaph & Sons, or [[A&S Records]]. ​ This was formed for artists with more edge than would have been allowable on a Maranatha release. The one artist I remember of course, is Leslie Phillips (later to go by [[Sam Phillips]], wife of [[T-Bone Burnett]]). They also had some compilations called //Back to the Rock//, and I think we appeared on one of those, or we were at least supposed to have. But I get ahead of myself...
  
 Gym and I played in one of the new band showcases at Calvary in one of the bands we were in before Undercover. We were then asked to meet with Chuck Fromm and we were so excited we couldn'​t see straight. We blew the meeting though because our then-drummer (remember this is before Undercover) had no interest in ministry as a main focus and I'm sure that's what they were looking for. Some time later, after Undercover started, we were called up and asked if we would like to record a track for a //Back to the Rock// record and of course we said we would. We went in and recorded "Look It Up" at Whitefield, engineered and produced by Dan Willard. Around this time things were moving very fast. [[The Lifesavers]],​ [[Undercover]],​ and [[The Lifters]] were playing all over the place and the local fever was spreading quickly. Someone at Maranatha got the idea that maybe Undercover should have its own MRC release and of course we agreed to that as well, and used the "Look It Up" track we had recorded earlier on that first album (not sure if anyone knew that or not, that "Look It Up" was recorded separately from and some time before the rest of our first album). [[The Lifesavers]] also recorded their first album and they were both released around the same time. That just made things more nuts locally, and I think the decision was then made to do a full national release, which we did - //God Rules//, on [[A&S Records]], distributed by Word. [[The Lifesavers]] moved on to another label, and somewhere in there [[The Lifters]] recorded their first album on MRC.  They worked very hard and deserve much more credit than they ever received. Gym and I played in one of the new band showcases at Calvary in one of the bands we were in before Undercover. We were then asked to meet with Chuck Fromm and we were so excited we couldn'​t see straight. We blew the meeting though because our then-drummer (remember this is before Undercover) had no interest in ministry as a main focus and I'm sure that's what they were looking for. Some time later, after Undercover started, we were called up and asked if we would like to record a track for a //Back to the Rock// record and of course we said we would. We went in and recorded "Look It Up" at Whitefield, engineered and produced by Dan Willard. Around this time things were moving very fast. [[The Lifesavers]],​ [[Undercover]],​ and [[The Lifters]] were playing all over the place and the local fever was spreading quickly. Someone at Maranatha got the idea that maybe Undercover should have its own MRC release and of course we agreed to that as well, and used the "Look It Up" track we had recorded earlier on that first album (not sure if anyone knew that or not, that "Look It Up" was recorded separately from and some time before the rest of our first album). [[The Lifesavers]] also recorded their first album and they were both released around the same time. That just made things more nuts locally, and I think the decision was then made to do a full national release, which we did - //God Rules//, on [[A&S Records]], distributed by Word. [[The Lifesavers]] moved on to another label, and somewhere in there [[The Lifters]] recorded their first album on MRC.  They worked very hard and deserve much more credit than they ever received.
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 ===== Artists ===== ===== Artists =====
  
-  * [[441]]+  * [[4-4-1]]
   * [[The 77s]]   * [[The 77s]]
   * [[Adam Again]]   * [[Adam Again]]
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   * [[J.C. & The Boyz]]   * [[J.C. & The Boyz]]
   * [[Level Heads]]   * [[Level Heads]]
-  * [[Darrell Mansfield Band]]+  * [[Darrell Mansfield|Darrell Mansfield Band]]
   * [[Riki Michele]]   * [[Riki Michele]]
   * [[Nobody Special]]   * [[Nobody Special]]
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 | [[Altar Boys]] | //When You're a Rebel// | 1984 | | [[Altar Boys]] | //When You're a Rebel// | 1984 |
 | [[Undercover]] | //Boys and Girls Renounce the World!// | 1984 | | [[Undercover]] | //Boys and Girls Renounce the World!// | 1984 |
-| [[Darrell Mansfield Band]] | //​Revelation//​ | 1985 |+| [[Darrell Mansfield|Darrell Mansfield Band]] | //​Revelation//​ | 1985 |
 | [[Common Bond]] | //Heaven is Calling// | 1985 | | [[Common Bond]] | //Heaven is Calling// | 1985 |
 | Various Artists | //Broken Samples// | 1985 | | Various Artists | //Broken Samples// | 1985 |
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 | [[Undercover]] | //Volume 1// | 1988 | | [[Undercover]] | //Volume 1// | 1988 |
 | [[The Holidays]] | //​Everything is Now// | 1988 | | [[The Holidays]] | //​Everything is Now// | 1988 |
-| [[441]] | //​Sacrifice//​ | 1988 |+| [[4-4-1]] | //​Sacrifice//​ | 1988 |
 | Various Artists | //The Broken Christmas// | 1988 | | Various Artists | //The Broken Christmas// | 1988 |
 | [[Ted Holden]] | //Restless Heart// | 1989 | | [[Ted Holden]] | //Restless Heart// | 1989 |
 | [[Riki Michele]] | //Big Big Town// | 1989 | | [[Riki Michele]] | //Big Big Town// | 1989 |
-| [[J.C.& The Boyz]] | //Never Give Up// | 1989 |+| [[J.C. & The Boyz]] | //Never Give Up// | 1989 |
 | [[Undercover]] | //Volume 2// | 1989 | | [[Undercover]] | //Volume 2// | 1989 |
 | [[SFC]] | //Listen Up// | 1989 | | [[SFC]] | //Listen Up// | 1989 |